Salted Caramel and Chocolate Mousse

Love our Lir Salted Caramel Truffles as much as we do? This delicious, salted caramel and chocolate mousse recipe by Michel Roux Jr is the perfect dessert for a special evening in. Using Roux’s easy steps to combine premium ingredients, you can recreate a large version of our truffles and be a chocolatier for one evening.   


Preparation Time: 1-2 hours 

Cooking Time: 30 mins 

Serves 4 



For the salted caramel sauce 

100g/3½oz granulated sugar 

2 tbsp golden syrup 

30g/1oz unsalted butter 

80ml/2¾fl oz double cream 

½ tsp sea salt 

For the mousse 

330g/11½oz dark chocolate (55-70% cocoa solids), chopped into small pieces 

30g/1oz unsalted butter 

8 free-range eggs, separated 

1 tbsp caster sugar 

whipped double cream, to serve 



  1. For the salted caramel sauce, place the sugar, two tablespoons water and golden syrup in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. When the sugar has turned a rich amber colour, remove from the heat and stir in the butter, cream and salt. Pour into a bowl, cover the surface with clingfilm and cool completely. 


  1. For the mousse, melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water - ensuring that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Set aside to cool a little. Then whisk the egg yolks into the cooled chocolate mixture. 



  1. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites to a light foam then add the caster sugar and whisk again until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed. Stir a third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Then carefully fold in the remaining egg whites until well incorporated. 


  1. Pour a tablespoon of salted caramel sauce into the bottom of each serving glass. Top with one-third of the mousse mixture. Drizzle over enough sauce to cover the mousse. Repeat this layering with mousse and caramel, finishing with a final layer of mousse. Refrigerate for an hour before serving. If chilled for longer, remove 30 minutes before serving. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream. 


Visit the recipe on BBC Good Food for more information and helpful videos on how to get each step right: 

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